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Home & Community Care v. Institutional Care

•Consider the following statement: "Home- and community-based care is increasingly being viewed as a preferable alternative to long-term institutional care, not only for the individual who may remain among friends and family, but also for the state, because services may be provided for less than the cost of institutional care"(Mercado, 2006). How would you argue and justify your position on this statement?

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At the point an individual needs long-term care due to a chronic condition it is likely that he or she has spent an increasing amount of time in and out of doctors' offices and the hospital. Hospital stays in particular put a strain on the family and friends, who must juggle visits with the patient among ...

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This solution discusses the statement: "Home- and community-based care is increasingly being viewed as a preferable alternative to long-term institutional care, not only for the individual who may remain among friends and family, but also for the state, because services may be provided for less than the cost of institutional care"(Mercado, 2006).

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